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KS1 SATS - Can you refuse to let your child do them ??

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MrsMorgan Wed 04-Nov-09 10:10:12

I am thinking the answer is more than likely no.

I just really do not see the point in putting ds under yet more school pressure when he is struggling as it is.

ShrinkingViolet Wed 04-Nov-09 10:20:18

aren't the KS1 ones now simply teacher assessment, in which case it's something that's happening all the time anyway (or at least should be)?

MrsMorgan Wed 04-Nov-09 10:23:52

Oh I don't know. We haven't had any letters home from school saying that they are any different. Just a letter about attending a meeting and workshop about them.

Littlefish Wed 04-Nov-09 18:04:24

Have a quick look in the archives on this subject - there is lots of information from teachers and parents about the new assessment process within KS1. smile

deaddei Wed 04-Nov-09 18:06:10

I thought schools had stopped doing them- but from my experience, my dcs didn't even know they were doing them.
KS2 is a different thing sad

mrz Wed 04-Nov-09 18:48:41

Most schools still do the task(tests) to confirm teacher assessment and I'm afraid you can't officially withdraw your child.

sarah293 Wed 04-Nov-09 18:54:13

Message withdrawn

mrz Wed 04-Nov-09 19:12:01

KS1 tasks unlike KS2 tests aren't done on a set day/week and if children are absent on the day they will usually be expected to complete it (alone) when they return to school.

MrsMorgan Thu 05-Nov-09 11:07:05


Keeping him off isn't an option because the head is obssessed with attendance and has already put ds in the attendance action group because of time off he had last school year when he was ill hmm.

I think I will see what is said at the meeting and then if I still have concerns I will see his teacher and/or head.

His IEP is also due for review so I can bring it up with the senco.

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